Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
112th Annual Conference – Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014
Sessions Sponsored by the Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Session 4: Friday 3:45-5:15pm
4-01 – A Discussion of Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House and SCSSAWW Annual Meeting
Friday, October 31, 2014 – 3:45pm to 5:15pm (Marriott Salon I)
Session Chair: Lina Geriguis, Chapman University
The Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers will offer a moderated discussion on Elizabeth Keckley’s Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868). We will discuss the use of this text in graduate and undergraduate courses. We welcome all who are interested. Many attendees will wish to read Keckley’s account (ideally the Penguin edition) in preparation for the discussion. A brief membership meeting will follow the discussion (approx. 15 minutes). (more…)
You are invited to the Fall 2014 meeting of the Northwest Region SSAWW Study Group, which will take place at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. The meeting will be on Saturday, October 18th from 12:30-3:30pm, and lunch will be provided by the Whitworth English Department and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith and Learning. We will be meeting in George’s Place in the Hixson Union Building.
The common text for the meeting is Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tavin, which was released in June of this year. You may purchase the text at Amazon:
Or at the University of Nebraska Press Website: (more…)
(Note: See also http://ssawwnew.wordpress.com/2014/07/15/study-groups-ssaww-nw-pacific-northwest-call-for-topics-for-fall-2014-meeting/)
If anyone is interested in reinvigorating the Pacific Northwest SSAWW Study Group, would you please contact me offline at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:Sharon.email@example.com>?
I would be particularly interested in looking at newly recovered/discovered works and the latest critical studies; an emphasis on Pacific Northwest writers for some of the sessions would be interesting as well. Let me know if you are interested and any suggestions for readings that interest you.
Sharon M. Harris
Dept. of English
University of Connecticut
(now residing in Washington State)
The next meetings of the Texas Regional Study Group will be:
October 4, 2014 at University of Texas Arlington, hosted by Desiree Henderson. The common reading will be Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catharine Brown, 1818-1823, edited by Theresa Strouth Gaul (Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers, U Nebraska UP, 2014). Dr. Gaul will be our special guest participant.
February 28, 2015 at University of Houston-Downtown, hosted by DoVeanna Fulton. The common reading will be Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge (1838), edited by Joycelyn Moody (West Virginia UP 2014). Dr. Moody will be our special guest participant.
More information about the Fall meeting will be available soon. Look for further announcements or check our website for updates: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/
We welcome new participants!
Dr. Desiree Henderson
University of Texas Arlington
I’m working on putting together a study group for SSAWW-NW here in the fall in Spokane. Does anyone have any work they’d like to preview or discuss in particular? If not, I can choose something, but I thought I’d open this up just in case.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. LuElla D’Amico
Assistant Professor of English
Secretary of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
The next Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group meetings will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014 at the University of Texas San Antonio, hosted by Joycelyn Moody.
The common reading will be Jane Edna Hunter’s autobiography A Nickel and a Prayer (1940), edited by Rhondda Robinson Thomas, and recently reprinted as part of the West Virginia UP Regenerations Series (available here: http://wvupressonline.com/hunter_a_nickel_and_a_prayer_9781933202648). Andreá Williams, who is author of Dividing Lines: Class Anxiety and Postbellum Black Fiction (U Michigan, 2013), will be a special guest participant in the discussion.
To RSVP, email Joycelyn Moody at email@example.com by February 3, 2014. Be sure to indicate whether you will stay for dinner.
Information regarding location, schedule, travel and hotel is coming soon on our website: http://txssaww.wordpress.com/
We’re now on Facebook! Join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/610099049036426/ or search Facebook for “Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group.”
Dr. Desiree Henderson, University of Texas Arlington